Teaching Here

Teaching Here

What You Need to Know


Average starting salary is between $30,000 - $34,000




Francis Marion University (Optional two to three year program)


Three years

Becoming Certified to Teach

  • Overview
  • Is it possible to complete a master's degree at the end of the two years?
  • Is a master's degree required?
  • Which universities do you partner with?

Certification Requirements

In order to begin teaching in South Carolina, corps members must pass a subject specific PRAXIS II exam, successfully complete all Teach For America training requirements, and submit copies of all college transcripts along with a background check. 

Corps members who teach in a South Carolina public school for a third year after their two year commitments, complete nine hours of graduate coursework, and complete other standard certification requirements (such as an application fee) are eligible for a professional teaching certificate. The required graduate credits are offered through our university partner, Francis Marion University.

Master's Degree Option

Corps members can also earn a master’s degree from our university partner in two to three years.

Earning a master's is possible in two to three years.


Francis Marion University

Placement School Locations

Subjects And Grade Levels

  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Math
  • Spanish
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education

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What's Left Over
Ongoing Certification Costs
You may be able to offset ongoing certification costs with an AmeriCorps education award. Learn more.
One Time Summer Start Up Costs
Estimated Start Up and Certification Costs